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back to uncertainty. we want the economy to get better. we will like it to be better soon, as fast as it can happen. when that happens, then this competition for our best and brightest talent will go up. in that environment, i am concerned that as they are weighing -- not the personal threats to themselves which they are willing to take -- but when they are weighing the financial certainty for their families that they will come down on a different side than government service. that is an important question. we have an all volunteer military. it has been stressed. this is another stressor. we need to be mindful of this because we are competing for the best talent. we have been getting it. there are magnificent people that raise their right hand, civilian, uniform, or whether they serve as contractors. it does not matter. they are all working hard to do the right things. it is preserving that. there is an impact here with what is going on. it is coming to our level. they are telling us there is an impact on them, and we need to be mindful of it. >> general alexander, could you comm
to be fiscally responsible and reduce the deficit. to make velft to grow our economy and to meet our obligation to our seniors, to our families and to our future and the republican budget fails all three. republican budget threatens our nation by undermining our economic growth and by shifting the financial burden for the deficit, and the deficit reduction, to our seniors and the middle class. republicans have made their choices clear, end medicare as we know it, adding costs to seniors today and ending the medicare guarantee tomorrow, slashing investments necessary for economic competitiveness and giving millionaires an average of $400,000 in tax breaks. republican budget eliminates protection for millions of our sickest seniors who depend on nursing home and home health services and republican budget will increase taxes for average middle-class families by $3,000. their choices will cost two million jobs next year alone and decrease economic growth by 1.7%. in contrast, the democratic alternative present serves -- preserves the medicare guarantee and makes investments in education, innovation
to the economy. the economy needs financial assistance from the outside from the european union and i'm afraid the people running the show presumably the germans in the first instance have decided greek depositors should take a hit. the way that played out at least over the weekend was all depositors would take a hit of some kind no matter how small their deposit. it sales to be now an attempt to back away from that and focus on people with deposits over 100,000 euros targeting in part russians who hold a large amounts of money, claims on those cyprian banks. >> rose: when that happened what was the talk in the financial community citing your com a couple quotes one from dennis gotman the binging has been shaken to its roots. the banking depends on trust. he wrote a note to his clients trust that has now been shattered, broken and destroyed. jim o'neal at goldman sachs says astonishing with very little thought of containing. >> bailout 101 is you want to keep the money in the banks. you want to avoid a run on the banks. you want to avoid where people are standing outside wanting their cash be
on the economy, the market, and the fed next. ♪ ♪ lou: ben bernanke's federal reserve keeping money cheap, plentiful. chief economist for ubs will tell us whether this is sufficient magic for the market through the remainder of the year. let's take a look at what happened on wall street. today's talks are moving higher. investors expecting just the news that they received, the fed's standing fast, holding steady, helping -- keeping 85 billion a month into the markets in perpetuity. the dow up 56 points, but within 20 points of its all-time high setting a new intra-day record. the s&p up ten points coming within seven of its record high, the nasdaq up 25 them. the nasdaq still some 1800 points away from its all-time high close. over 3 billion shares traded on the big board. gold down $3.80 today, we'll update, interest rates moving slightly higher on the bond market's the treasury ten year holding up till 194. fed chairman ben bernanke warning monetary policy, as he put it, cannot offset fiscal restraint resulting from the fiscal cliff and sequestered. my next guest says economic damage fr
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reduction is very important, but creating the millions of jobs that our economy desperately needs is even more important. i would go further than that. everybody -- i could tell you in the state of vermont and i suspect in the other 49 states, we have a serious problem with roads and bridges and water systems and schools, broadband. we need to invest in our infrastructure to make this country more productive. when you do that you create jobs. so i am a big fan of investing in the infrastructure and strongly supportive of that proposal. i would have gone higher. host: you can see here in wall street "washington journal," republican plan and blue plan in -- for the democrats. you can see that there. guest: that's the real issue. do you really think that the only way we can move to deficit reduction is cut, cut, cut? when revenue at 18.2%, the lowest in 60 years, i think there needs to be a balanced approach and we need to close outrageous loopholes that corporations enjoy. host: talking to bernie sanders, independent in vermont. folks are eager to talk to you. let's go to edward in grand pr
stock market and rising investment returns in the economy. but it's not all good news out there. detroit, take a look at the new man in charge of your money. governor rick snyder naming kevin orr as emergency manager for the financially distressed city. i think bankruptcy and busted union contracts are the only answers, i will speak to the kwov nor and mr. orr about their chances and president obama, very interesting things to tell republican senators this afternoon. he says he's for corporate tax reform and willing to push fellow democrats on entitlements. is the charm offensive starting to pay off? "the kudlow report" begins right now. first up tonight, a nice 83-point move higher for the dow, makes it ten straight days of gains. we have details of another day of record highs, good evening, ka kayla. >> reporter: jobless claims fell unexpectedly and gave traders more confidence in growth. the dow sitting above 14,500. up 83 points to 14,539. this month the dow has been up nearly every single day. the s & p within four points. all time record closing here. 1,563. on rising rates on trea
class and an economy built on nnovation. in my state of the union address, our most important task was to drive that economic growth. i meant it. we should be asking ourselves the questions -- how to make america a land for good jobs? how do we equip people with skills and training to do those jobs? how do we make sure that hard work leads to a decent iving? please feel free to sit down. i'm sorry. everyone is standing. maybe it was one of the effects of the sequester. you had to get rid of chairs. [laughter] i chose argonne national lab because few areas hold more promise for creating good jobs and growing our economy than how we use american energy. after years of talking about it, we are poised to take control of our energy future. we produce more oil that we have in 15 years. we import less oil than we had in 20 years. we have doubled the amount of renewable energy that we generate from wind and solar. tens of thousands of good jobs to show for it. we are producing more natural gas than we have before that hundreds of thousands of good jobs to show for it. we have supported the
revenues. it would cut waste, add jobs and spur economic growth of the economy. it would reduce the deficit by an additional $1.8 trillion without jeopardizing the recovery or harming the middle class. it includes $1.2 trillion in new revenue obtained not by tax increases but by closing loopholes and eliminating wasteful spending that benefits the wealthiest americans and the largest corporations. it eliminates $4 billion in annual tax breaks to the oil and gas industry, an industry that is making profits. they don't need a tax break. in fact, they're making enormous profits. so, why does the ryan budget give them a government subsidy? the democratic plan invests in infrastructure, education, job training and innovation. it is designed first and foremost to help create jobs and strengthen the economy. the house democratic budget also makes critical investments in our future. $200 billion is invested in infrastructure, education, job training and innovation. helping to create jobs and strengthen the economy. these investments include $80 billion for an education jobs initiative, $50 billion
to us that -- quote -- "the need to transform the world's energy economy while addressing global climate change is not only a religious and moral imperative, it is a strategy for security and survival. the united states conference of catholic bishops says that -- and i quote -- "at its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. it is about the future of god's creation and one human family." the bishops asked congress to consider seven principles in shaping responsible climate change policies. one, addressing global climate change means protecting the common good. two, climate change will hit the most vulnerable communities the hardest. three, we must seek solutions that enhance rather than diminish the economic standing of the poor. four, new resources must be made available to poor communities to adapt to the effects of a changing climate. five, we must protect vulnerable people from the negative human health effects of climate change. six, local affected communities should have a voi
they need to compete in a very tough economy. today the federal government currently operates more than 50 different job training programs, many of which are duplicative. at a cost of $18 million annually to taxpayers. with nearly 20 million americans unemployed or underemployed, it's time to cut through the red tape and start training individuals with the skills they need to find high-paying middle-class jobs. mrs. wagner: that's why the house will take up the skills lap, which overlaps training programs which eliminates unnecessary red tape so state and local resources goes directly to job seekers. according to the report released by st. louis community college, 76% of employers said that employees lack proper training to contribute right away on the most important demand certificates for job openings were for registered nurses. the skills acts addresses those needs. we need to invest in nurses, manufacturing assistants and cut the ineffective government programs that do little to train employees for the skills they need. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back
to the economy, and now we see china trying to grab a piece of the action. what do you think of that? >> well, it shouldn't surprise me. they have invested in the oil sands and in alberta, there's a pipeline in canada. it seems like a natural move for them, but i have to tell you i'm uncomfortable with chinese company, which is probably state owned or at least has state money involved in it, setting up a fuel stations in the united states, at least, i hope they use american equipment and american people to build them. >> it's an open question. i'm sure they will, but, you know, to what degree, because i know a lot of countries had issues with the chinese coming in and making a move on natural resources in their country. do what degree do we oppose that or get in the way of that? what makes sense? what policy should the government pursue, frankly? >> well, if they want to buy them, that's fine, but i permly have a problem with them coming in and buying our land, and they are doing it right now with oil reserves in texas and oklahoma, so i got a problem with it. i just don't know as a free trad
of law. they have tremendous workloads, but they keep this economy going. and if you slow that down, if you slow down civil dispositions where contracts are waiting to be enforced with the plant is quick to be built or so forth, whether the damages are going to be paid through someone who was the victim of the breach of conduct. if you're going to cause dismissal of the suits because of criminal suits, criminal prosecutions because of the light, then you're threatening the efficiency of the legal structure. thank you very much. to have one of the comments i want to share with you, this month you will hear cases that are of the utmost importance to many american families. that is with the gay americans have the right to marry straight couples and whether the congress can deprive legally married gay couples of the federal recognition and benefits. i mention this not because i expect either of you to speak on this issue. in fact i know you will not. president bill clinton who resigned doma enchilada and now requests its demise recently wrote the question of the cases rests on, quote, w
of the economy is about 18 billion euros, so the banking industry is four times the size of the economy. if you allow the banks to fail, much like letting citibank or jpmorgan here in the united states, that would have significant repercussion the in the economy. connell: where do you stand on the idea of the con cement spreading? could it happen in other countries was the question asked, it seemed like, in the markets this morning if it goes through on cypress, on to the next guy and next who have problems? >> that's a legitimate concern that the architect or one of the principle architects here, the imf, the ecb, and the european union and germany with a strong hand there. if they force this upon one country, who is to say they couldn't force it upon a larger, more important country? if europe were able to execute a plan like that, who is to say that the united states wouldn't look and say, well, they did it in europe, why couldn't we look here? connell: rule of law question; right? >> exactly. dagen: what's the solution? somewhere between forcing the haircut and letting banks fail? where is
is a big concern. china is a big concern. they said china's economy is showing symptoms that sparked the crisis in 2008, the warning and saying they risk financial crisis. obviously, concerns about china. i'm going to stick to the cypress theme and put it together. the vix, fear index popped. you see the 1275 right now, up 17%. at one point, up 13%. right now, let's look at the financials because they certainly reacted. in some cases, dramatically, and the idea of them taxing deposits there. citigroup down 2% and banks abroad hit harder. back to you. >> a full and complete report, thank you, nicole. >> for the bailout proposal, is the tax on bank deposits, and that is sparking outrage and fear that there's going to be a run on the banks there. david, chairman and chief investment officer of dumb beer land as visiers of -- cumberland, and why do you think it's a big deal, david? >> caller: well, the finance ministers, the decision has been announced. the cat is out of the bag. once you open the door to taxing a deposit when you have a liquidity crisis, you can never close the door aga
to the economy? >> i think you cannot get these kind of cuts without -- >> what cuts? i'm talking about freezing -- >> hold on. i know you're a young politician. i like young politicians more than old politicians. but whatever you are, you got to wait. because i let you go. right? let's do that. i think the answer is if you look at taking a big bite out of the jobs in the public sector, and taking away the spending that goes throughout the entire economy, that hurts growth. that's the biggest problem. i think an issue for you is i think it's great to have someone who's 23 out there running. i think that is great in both parties. we have way too many senior citizens making decisions for the rest of us. i'm with that. the question i have for you is, if you're going to go in your district, prince william counties is one of the biggest counties. >> 70,000 federal workers. >> you know where i'm going. that's the debate have. what's the largest employer there? >> 70,000 people. 1 out of every 10 people in my district works for the federal government. >> you're going to run. this is the question. you'r
country, our economy, our constituents, our friends and our neighbors. it is the single greatest threat to our economy and to our health care system. eventually, madam president, obamacare will be repealed. the american people will see the damage it does and demand that we scrap it and start over, but for now, we must at least defund it, at least for the life of this continuing resolution for the remainder of this fiscal year. senator cruz and i have been assured this amendment will fail and that obamacare will move ahead as planned. if that is the will of the senate, then so be it, but what obamacare does start to break down, when waiting times start to grow, when costs start to explode, when taxes start to rise, when doctors and nurses start to quit, when hospitals start to close, when businesses start to shutter, when patients and families truly find out what's in this bill, then the american people will know who is responsible for the catastrophe of obamacare and who, like the gentleman from texas, tried to help. madam president, a few years ago when then-speaker of the house nancy
. but they keep this economy going. if you slow that down and civil dispositions, where the damages are going to be paid to someone who is the victim of a breach of contract, if you are potentially going to cause this because of criminal suits due to delayed, then you are threatening the efficiency of the legal structure. .. president clinton who signed down into the recently wrote the question is whether it is consistent with the principles of the nation that on history to, quality and justice above all and is therefore unconstitutional, and quote. in the time that his pastor 1996, my view along with president clinton and colleagues, their face and makeup of our families herbology for what i think is for the better. those of us in congress, regardless for religion or party represents you in and nothing relationships you wish to have rights granted to a sitting on sitting on the podium today. i cannot in good conscience tell my constituents that their country does not value their bond, their commitment her family. i ask you just to consider my words and thank you again. it's a privilege to ha
. and look where we are going. today our national debt is bigger than our entire economy. unless we change course, we will add another $9 trillion over the next 10 years to our national debt. that debt will weigh down our country and our economy like an anchor. at some point lenders will lose confidence in us. they will demand higher interest rates. when they do interest rates across the country will skyrocket on credit cards, mortgages, car loans, families. as interest rates rise, debt payments will overwhelm all other items in the budget. and the debt will overwhelm the economy. our finances will collapse. the safety net will unravel. the most vulnerable, that's who suffers the most under a debt crisis. a debt crisis would be the most predictable disaster in our history. i looked back at 2008 like it was yesterday sometimes. i remember seeing all that was hatching in front of our eyes. i remember panicked meetings with the federal reserve chairman and treasury secretary, and looking back we can see what happened, but at the moment it was a crisis that hit us by surprise. look what happen
in a trillion dollars. you would still be left with a deficit and you would wreck the economy. martha: interesting lesson. stuart, thanks very much. we'll be watching it throughout the day as i know you will. let's look at bigger picture of europe's debt crisis. five countries needed bailouts from the european central bank and imf. greece, spain, ireland, portugal as stuart mentioned. germany the fifth biggest. great britain at number eight. france with the 9th largest. italy at number ten. they all shrunk in the last quarter of last year. europe is basically contracting. the eurozone is losing huge numbers of jobs. a record 19 million people are unemployed. it is a tough picture and one we need to watch closely here at home. bill: sure do. no telling when that thing will get straightened out. >>> more rough water for carnival cruise lines. another disabled ship of vacationers, limping back to port. legend arriving yesterday. a leading senator calling for a passenger bill of rights. what would be in that bill? peter doocy live in washington. what would this bill of rights do, peter? >
that we can't do anything about climate change that the experts are urging us to do and keep our economy growing. what's the argument to respond to that? >> well, i'll tell you, that is a myth. it's a false choice. it's a zero sum game. you either can grow the economy or you can protect the environment, okay? so i changed the question, and i've been doing this now for several years. i said, okay, here's the question: do you believe that protecting the environment harms the economy and costs jobs, has no impact on the economy or jobs, or actually grows the economy and improves jobs? okay? and what do we find? an overwhelming majority of americans, and i'm talking like two-thirds of americans, say that it either has no impact or it actually improves the economy. in fact, that's the most frequently chosen answer is that most americans don't see this as an inherent contradiction. >> what you're saying is that a big powerful industry controls or affects the outcomes of perception in this country disproportionately to what most people think? >> that's right. and, in part, they're able to do th
every word i say for or against me. it's made our life easier and also changed our economy. you go to grocery store today and find machines doing the jobs people once did. one person because of automation can do the work by people used to do. it's the world around us that is changed and had an impact on our people. on our hard-working people, many of seeing jobs wiped out. just been doing 20 years gone overnight. .. to protect the people who are struggling and they don't want want to take in want to take it away from anybody. the vast majority of americans in the hard-working middle class don't want to take away from people that have made. they do want to hurt the people that are trying. they wonder who is fighting for them. who's fighting for the hard-working everyday people who do things right and do not complain that have built this nation? and conservative believers in limited government and free enterprise that that is our challenge in their and the opportunity. to be there for them and by the way i can think of a better call because our hard-working middle-class is one of the
have in our economy and deficit. center sessions? >> i commend senator enzi. you have to know what the budget does in regard to directing the closing of loopholes and deductions. plan in the budget is to spend that money. that is what the plan is. it actually spends a twice. can you put that statement on the screen? i want to call your attention. the lead democratic witness in this a very hearing room said this, for business tax reform, the lead item should be corporate tax rates in the mid- 20s, pay for that by getting rid of government that is distorting business behavior and what business the business. that was the lead democratic witness here. i asked him to repeat that. he said, but the money that you get from closing deductions and making the tax code simpler should be used to reduce the rates -- he said yes. senator baucus believes that. members of your committee have all talked about the need to simplify and reduce the rates, but it will use the money you get from closing the polls, how can you close -- a lower the rates? this is kind of logic that we need to get through ou
is -- we've got two crisises going on. one we are in a job crisis, a slow economy, and how do you address that, austerity and cuts, spending cuts, and raising taxes, and the republicans are right about that raising taxes slows the economy, cutting spending close the economy. we are trying to deal with both of those crisis at the same time. we've got to 3.5 trillion in revenue increases and spending cuts while the economy has continued to sort of grind slowly. i think what we're looking at now, what we're hoping i think, everybody hopes both side can come together on it, again, how do we get to the 4 trillion that bowles-simpson recommended without killing the economy? and i think that's why you get both these sets of facts that are true. both side are actually right about this. now the question is -- and we've avoided killing the economy by trying to address it. jon: everybody a grows that the long-term driver of the problem are the programs like medicaid, social security. so this president doesn't have to run again. why not do something bold and tell americans, you know, if you're under
at the department of labor as he is there, he will have a much broader effect on the economy and the way that people work and are employed. >> megyn: as we speak, we are just getting this breaking news in that senator vittert-- senator vitter is coming out and saying he'll block the perez nomination and saying he's committed to doing that and that he was directly involved in the the controversial new black panther voter intimidation case and his record should be met with great suspicion by those in the senate saying in particular his home state of louisiana needs to have cause for concern about the nomination. already begins, chris, thank you. >> yes, ma'am. >> megyn: and again, as we mentioned, mr. perez has been dogged by some controversy throughout his time at the doj, including the testimony he just mentioned to a civil rights commission about his handling of the new black panthers case. again, the inspector general finding that he did mislead when it came to that issue although concluding it was not intentional. that testimony and the background on the controversy are on foxnews.com right now,
is the security industry as a more efficient supplier of funds to the real economy than banks. it's simply less costly to sell bonds, notes and commercial paper to investors and to borrow from a bank. the mid-1980s intermediating transactions, the security industry has supplied 15 times more financing to the real economy and banking and has done so without government regulation. when the financial crisis came, lipid regulated investment aches like bear stearns, lehman brothers and merrill lynch did no worse than heavily regulated fdic insured commercial banks like waconia, washington mutual and indie mac. it's hard to see more and tighter regulation is the end there. what we are watching the name of prudential regulation is the government squeezing the life out of the banking industry through the interstate commerce commission gradually squeezed the life out of the railroads. if we let the government insurance provide regulation to the security business for some regulators have now proposed will pay a heavy price in lost economic growth. finally, it even natural supporters of free-market and me
to support the innovation economy in the united states. we are looking to produce better and new jobs and position to ensure that america remains at the forefront of the economy in the 21st century. we are working to ensure that all americans have the resources and the skills necessary to fully share in all of the possibilities, civic, social, and economic. all of these made possible by the internet. that is one of the reasons we are here today. he discovered for the administration is the broadband technology opportunities program or btop. this program was established in 2009 by the american reinvestment and recovery act and is administered by ntia. we have nearly $4 billion invested in roughly 230 projects across the country, all aimed at expanding broadband access and adoption in the country. and i want to tell you a little bit about the programs and then tell you about why we care so much about this issue. so, we have the btop for infrastructure projects. these are building broadband networks in areas that are currently underserved. they are making sure that hospitals, schools, and
. if the economy hobbles along and don't get me wrong, the markets are roaring, we've had a few days where it has slowed just a bit. but the average american, the pedestrian middle class family how well are they doing? how confident are they? and if the economy slows for them, the prospects for immigration reform, i don't believe are nearly as high, if you don't get what mark has been saying now for over two weeks. the sequencing done right on this cut spending cuts and tax reform. things sound great and they're moving along now. but joe, as we talked about earlier, you're going to have reticent democrats. and even key congressional races who are going to slow down a bit and saying, look, i want immigration and guns dealt with, what are we doing about the economy and the budget, the debt, and tax reform? >> and this is, richard haas, you can only push people so far, i mean, not the republicans' best friend. this weekend said democrats you're about to lose me. i pay 40% federal, 15%. well, i hear we have it cued up. let's go. this is bill maher this weekend. >> -- actually do pay the freight in th
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a two day meeting on the economy this afternoon. then fed chairman ben bernanke will hold a news conference. we will have live coverage of his remarks to reporters at 2:30 eastern on c-span3. here's some of what we're covering this morning. the house is expected to finish work on the republican budget of the 2014 budget. live coverage of 10:00 eastern on c-span. on c-span2, the senate is working on a measure to fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year. testifying about the ongoing two year civil war in syria. that live hearing starts at 9:45 eastern. this week marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the iraq war. in 45 minutes we will talk with california representative barbara lee, who opposed u.s. military action in iraq. and a congressman who served as a u.s. air force reserve chaplin, we will get his perspective on the war and veterans' issues. will, a virginia senator join us as part of our spotlight on magazine series. he writes about the role of congress in u.s. foreign policy. we will also take your calls, e- mails, and host: good morning, and welcom
economy is broken, people are harmless to improve their communities, our best days are behind us and the nation we know and love is in decline. negativity can have even the most positive among us wondering if it is worth it to get out of bed. i have had those days where keeping the covers over my head all they sounded tempting. you from myor haitian-american communities who latino-american friends, there is great coause for confidence. confidence for our ability to restore the economy and bring greatest to this nation again. this is the united states of america and we have never been a nation of fear, blame, or failure. [applause] i am here today able to speak to you and serve in my community because i was raised by people. i was raised by the community. i was not raised by the federal government. at the republican national convention i mentioned that the american determination is found in every channel who looks at the seemingly impossible -- every child who looks at the seemingly impossible and says "i can do that." that is the confidence we need to restore to our nation. true
when it comes to the economy. listen to this. >> my goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. my goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work, and if we do that, we're going to be bringing in more revenue. martha: stuart varney, host of "varney & company" on the fox business network. what do you think about that statement? he says you shouldn't just chase a balanced budget just for the sake of being able to say it is balanced? >> i think the president was spelling out his priority and his priority is not balancing the budget for the sake of balancing the budget. his priority is growth by spending more government money. that i think is his priority. and as you said, martha, that is in sharp contrast to paul ryan who is deliberately going after deficits and the debt and wants to balance in ten years. so you've got two very clear sides here. the president says, spending and debt probably sustainable. paul ryan said, no, it is definitely not. martha: is that debt sustainable, stuart? it's growing like wildfire. >> take a look at right now. a
to see paul ryan defund "obamacare." our economy cannot afford it. it must be every conservative's mission to defund it and move away from socialized medicine before it is implemented. 2013 is a challenge. let can to canton andit must be a year where we wage attack against and those forces in the republican establishment that hijacked the conservative movement. we must not rest. as conservatives, we all believe america is an exceptional nation. we do not want our beloved nation to have the financial books of greece or the gun laws of china. waynds, i fear that is the we are headed. president obama and his left- wing liberals -- the media is in the bag for this administration, and we all know it, which is why the grass roots of our movement must not sit on the sidelines. you must redouble your efforts and together we must fight those who want to sell out our principles. remember reagan's three pillars of conservatism -- free enterprise, strong national defense, and per-family social policies. we must not cede these principles to president obama on one hand, or the republican estab
there. the economies there were slow and germany the fifth biggest. great britain at number eight. france the 9th largest. all shrink shrinking in the last quarter. that is not what you want. entire eurozone by the way losing huge number of jobs. a record 19 million are unemployed. martha: deadly storm causing serious problems across the south. areas of alabama got pummeled with large hail. some of it was the size of baseballs. that is an unusual sight. that is what they had there. high winds causing issues in georgia. thousand people waking up without power there. national weather service say the storm destroyed a store and a dozen homes. look at the wreckage on the ground. one man was killed when the wind topple ad tree on to his car. bill: we had whiteout conditions here in new york city last night and a new round of snow making for a tough commute across the northeast. new england could see the worst of it. that region getting hit with several major storms over the winter. it could get up to 20 inches of snow by the time this storm passs? maria molina live in the fox severe we
. and the federal government last year in the midst of this terrible recession, the midst of this difficult economy, added $33.9 billion in additional costs through regulatory activity that's going to take 81 million hours to complete. let's do some back of the envelope math, mr. speaker. 81 million hours. the average work year, 40 hours a week, you work 50 weeks a year, that's 2000 hours. 000 hours. that's 40,000 people. who will spend every working all of every working day year long just to meet the new federal regulatory burden. mr. speaker, i don't wonder why it is that entrepreneurial activity is the lowest it's been since we began keeping records. the wonder is that folks are still trying at all. i had someone say that to me, mr. speaker. i was visiting with a group of honor students. i represent two counties in the north metro atlanta area. we were talking about what you want to do when you grow up. we were talking about america as a land of opportunity where you can do anything you want to do. where it's our birthright to be filled with opportunities that our parents never dreamed of having
to technology, and the dynamics of our economy, and low income person today would have richard comfort that would exceed the -- creature comforts that would exceed the wealthiest americans years ago. our culture and political leadership have robbed them of the why of america. our purpose. [applause] they have transformed the thatcan tree -- dream give us purpose and hope inmates suffering much less bearable -- and made suffering much less bearable. what is the american dream? we all know that america is not like any other country in the world. we are not an ethnicity. we are all hyphenated americans. no, america is a why. it is an ideal, a set of principles and values. that is what makes us together. that is what has given us purpose throughout the centuries. and where does that come from? it comes from our founding declaration of independence. before that, if you had gone to georgia, or massachusetts, or virginia, and asked them what they were fighting ofor, they would have given you different answers. but our declaration brought us together and reach into america it old. -- its soul
to produce acompromise. and that would be a good thing for the american economy and a good thing for the american middle class. >> are there any indicators at this juncture that there are some come grounds being found? >> i think you saw with the dinner with the group of senatoring saying they would be willing to consider a balanced approach, consider revenue from tax reform coupled with, you know, a savings generated with entitlement reform and that's essentially the president's position and what he's put forward in his proposal. we'll see. the gap is wide. we saw with the house republican budget proposal presented this week by chairman paul ryan that there are -- there's a huge chasm in terms of at least the president's view and the view of a lot of folks in the country and also in the senate versus the house republican view, which is basically to have all the burden of deficit reduction be bourn by senior citizens, by voucherizing medicare, by families that depend on assistance for education and assistance for helping their elderly parents and nursing homes, basically ask all
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. it's worth about a billion dollars overall to the economy, just in southern california. well we are on the subject of sex in addition to the so-called vice taxes, some states are actually putting -- imposing taxes. in illinois requiring the strip club operators to impose a $3 charge for their customers. the tax is expected to raise a million dollars annually. texas has also got eight vice tax. it is a little different. a little bigger deal in texas. $5. they are getting just about ten times as much revenue as a state of illinois. nevada, the only state in the country to allow any form of prostitution to illegally. it does not collect the tax. but if it did it will reportedly earn nearly $150 million for the state in nevada. regardless of whether not you think the taxes are good or bad public policy, there is no denying that device is generating an enormous amount of what government seems to like most, revenue. the nra proposal to keep our kids safe in school is still the best solution. the "a-team" on where are the other leaders. the billionaire mayor wants to ban guns. styr
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